Learn Squared

(in a nutshell)

Guidance

Each course contains several weeks of in-depth video tutorials, taught directly by an industry leading artist. Sign up any time and learn at your own pace!

Mentorship

Those looking to take their artistic careers to the next level can sign up for the Professional package for weekly one-on-one time with their instructor.

Community

Students are encouraged to share their Homework in our exclusive members-only community, for live feedback from their peers and instructors.

Courses

Student Gallery

i made a short movie out of my Process
here are some shots and the Teaser

Homework for class 1.

1. What got you into motion design?

There wasn’t a specific piece which made me get into motion design. Seeing a montage in class during my college days got me into motion design.

MailChimp: Introducing Facebook Ads
https://vimeo.com/201173331

I love this piece from Giant Ant. The goal of the piece was to announce and advertise Mailchimp’s newest feature: Facebook Ads. Illustrating and describing how Mailchimp and Facebook Ads work together and showing how simple it was to use were important to display in order for users to see how easy it was to potentially grow their business. The design and audio was fun, playful, colorful, dynamic, and it gave a very user-friendly feel; a real sense of ease is felt throughout the entire video. I feel there are moments throughout the entire animation that make this piece special. I’m in love with all the clever and seamless transitions — the envelope to the car, the cash register build, the laptop to the full screen interactive to the line chart to the pencil to the Jenga blocks to the coin machine; amazing.

It’s 2D design, the large vibrant color palette, the use of various textures, it’s fluid and bouncy animation — including the use of secondary animations — and it’s quirky soundtrack and sound effects really make this piece one cohesive work of art. All these elements could have easily made this piece a nightmare, but instead made it extra special due to its planning and execution.

2. Compare the example animations and comment on which is superior and why.

The animation on the left is the superior of the two. Never in the animation does the ball ever emulate any linear motion. The way it eases within the half circle and when it is tossed in the air has more life than the animation on the right. The use of smears when the ball accelerates when it is dropped or when launched in the air emphasizes the speed it is going. Lastly, all elements that interact with the ball make everything authentic because of how the animator overshoots and oscillates every motion; every detail such as this gives life to the entire piece.

Learn Squared is an invaluable resource to artists of all skill levels.

- Volen CK

Obviously, I have a problem with simplification...

Finally uploading those pesky sketches. All in all I think I've lost purpose of each piece and they ended up quite random. Good exercise none the less.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Learn Squared?
Learn Squared is a new form of art education founded, curated and powered by industry-leading artists. 
 
We aim to demonstrate the idea that everybody starts somewhere.
When do classes start?

All courses are now in session, with new Guidance (tutorial) content releasing every Wednesday for 8 weeks. All previously completed courses are available on-demand with all lesson content available, so you can sign up at any time and learn at your own pace.

What do you mean by ‘a new form of art education?’
Each of our courses has not one, but two high-level professionals. You get to follow along as one industry-leading artist teaches another from a completely different field. You receive the same tutorials, the same information, and the same guidance.
Why would I want to watch somebody follow tutorials?
We’re not just showing you what we’ve learned - we’re showing you how we learn.
 
By taking an otherwise advanced artist and placing them in an unfamiliar field, they are now starting at square one.
What do the courses consist of?
Depending on your access level: Highly focused personal mentorship, in-depth video training, The Journey from each course’s Apprentice, access to view the week’s mentorship session, project files, and raw screen captures to download.
How long are the courses?
The duration of our courses vary greatly depending on the instructor and the content being covered, but students can generally expect between one and three hours of training per lesson.
Can I download the tutorials?
At this time you cannot download Learn Squared video tutorials. 
 
However, certain members will have access to a plethora of downloadable content including project files, raw screen captures, and more. 
Can I sign up any time?
Yes! Well, for Basic and Learn Squared plans, at least. 
 
Our Professional plan offers a highly personalized weekly mentorship with limited seats available. Due to the focused nature of this mentorship, sign-ups are only open for a limited time depending on our instructors' availability.
How do the mentorships work?
Learn Squared offers a highly focused personal mentorship with limited seats within each course. 
 
Students will meet with their instructors in a weekly live chat after completing the week’s lesson. The instructor will then review each student’s work and offer personalized critique via constructive advice, paintovers, and more.
Do you offer refunds?

If you're not completely satisfied with our service and community, we are able to offer a 100% refund to requests made within 24 hours of purchase. If you'd like to request a refund, please contact us.

Can I upgrade between packages?

Yes, you can upgrade at any time between packages for a prorated discount.

Do you offer any payment plans?

Unfortunately, at this time we do not support payment plans, but this is a highly-requested feature which we are actively looking into.

Can any level of student submit their homework?

Yes! We strongly encourage all students to submit their homework after completing each lesson. This will help every student, regardless of experience, to develop and grow as an artist based off the feedback of the community.